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 Chris Rock On Standup, Sellouts And Defining Success | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:33

Rock wrote, directed and stars in Top Five, the story of a marquee comedian who abandons his standup roots for blockbuster film glory.

 Red Cross Misstates How Donors' Dollars Are Spent | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:57

Red Cross officials have repeatedly said 91 cents of every dollar donated to the charity goes to disaster relief services. But an investigation by NPR and ProPublica found that's just not true.

 In Rural Alabama, Fighting HIV With A Game | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:08

In rural Alabama, HIV infection rates are among the highest in the nation, but talk of the virus is largely taboo. One researcher is hoping to break through the stigma with a video game.

 Holiday Shoppers Are Filling Their Carts, Online | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:02

In-store purchases on Black Friday fell this year, but online sales have seen a big increase. Easy comparison shopping and widespread free shipping have sweetened the deal for many online shoppers.

 Your Odds Of Surviving Cancer Depend Very Much On Where You Live | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:20

The largest study of cancer patients reveals a huge gulf in survival rates around the world. And in some countries, there may only be one cancer doctor for the entire population.

 After Wrongful Conviction, Three Lifetimes Spent With Hope In Check | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:00

They were young men when they went to prison in 1975 for a murder they did not commit. The last two of them were freed this month, releasing a joy they could finally savor together.

 Backstage With Janis Joplin: Doubts, Drugs And Compassion | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:04

John Byrne Cooke was Janis Joplin's road manager from 1967 until her untimely death in 1970. So he saw a lot of rock history up close — and describes some of the details in a new memoir.

 How Dogs Understand What We Say | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:56

Dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices, but what about the meaning of words? A clever experiment with 250 canines shows that dogs understand more of our speech than previously thought.

 How Ferguson Residents Are Giving Thanks This Holiday Season | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:44

Following the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, Ferguson residents are hoping to take this Thanksgiving to grow and heal their community — and give thanks to one another.

 At Vandalized Ferguson Businesses, Anger And Tears | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:57

In Ferguson, Mo., some residents spent Tuesday cleaning up looted and vandalized businesses near the police station — some for the second time since the August shooting sparked public outcry.

 After Obama's Action, Immigration Agency Awaits 'A Real Challenge' | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:51

As President Obama's executive action on immigration starts taking effect, it will be up to the little-known United States Citizenship and Immigration Services offices to handle the actual changes.

 Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:29

The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.

 Texas Hits The Books | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:58

For the first time in more than a decade, the Texas State Board of Education has adopted new social studies textbooks. But the process came with a few hiccups.

 How To Catch A Cattle Thief | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:10

Cattle theft has been making a major comeback. A drought in the West has meant higher beef prices, making cattle an attractive target for thieves.

 Joyful Opera Performed In Nazi Concentration Camp Revived In Chicago | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:24

While the Nazis may have used the children's opera Brundibár as a propaganda tool, it also was a symbol of hope for the children who performed it. It is now a way to remember profound loss.


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